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Bell Moore Group Inc. Review: The Essence and Purpose Every Business

Bell Moore Group Inc. has been in the property market for more than 25 years with the goal of creating value in all facets of life, mainly in providing third-party management, leasing, brokerage and consulting services in the real estate sector.

To create and deliver value is the essence and purpose of any institution. Value is generated through work and clients trust companies who can deliver an effective and efficient service to them. Adding value in its original state or condition requires skills and in-depth knowledge which Bell Moore has practiced and developed for many years in the industry to be able to help its clients reach their goals and business objectives. We represent national tenants such as Sentinel Pension in New York, MAB American Property REIT in Australia, Paul Mitchell Trust in Hawaii and Summit REIT in Canada. With the guidance of Rianne Bell and Lynn Moore, the firm has successfully delivered excellent professional service and supplying business solutions to Ambassador Mark Erwin in Charlotte and other institutional clients.

In order to add value like no other companies can, Bellmoore Group Inc review and assessed client’s specific requirements and help them what they aspire to achieve within the business. This involves taking a hands-on approach and striving to do the best job possible for their clients and offering the most appropriate property solutions. Being client-centered is more of a skill set harnessed by Bell Moore team and which is evident on their professional ability to provide viable and worthwhile solutions to attain the client’s objective.

Clients trust Bell Moore to carry out whatever is needed to maximize benefits from potential income that can be obtained from the concerned properties. The team undertakes property value evaluation and analysis to determine as many alternatives as possible in reaching the client’s objective. Only then can values be accurately gauged and the relevant solutions can be developed to assure income growth before implementation.  Bell Moore Group Inc. is not only concerned with the technical and financial requirements of property operations but more so in creating value for their clients.

 

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review Singapore: Relaxing Island Getaway

“Pirates, hurricanes and battles”, Galveston today is nothing like what your grandfather probably remembers. To some people, like your grandpa, the island of Galveston will always be an island defined by its storied past.

Today, Galveston is widely known not for its historic past but for its beautiful Gulf beaches, world-class museums, cruise ships, restaurants and hundreds of places to stay. Located South of Houston, you will definitely be captivated by the island’s natural beauty and bizarre charm. Come and enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Galveston all year-round!

Discounts at Moody Gardens

Spring break is here! Moody Garden is offering new travel destinations and activities with discounts to give you and your family an unforgettable vacation to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.

Spring Break Galveston

From March 1 to April 30, Galveston celebrates its annual freedom pilgrimage called Spring Break Galveston. It’s the perfect time for dancing and partying under the vibrant blue skies.

Explore Pier 21

Pier 21 is an entertainment destination offering attractions, fine restaurants, hotels and boat ride located on Galveston’s historic working harbor.

Win Cash and be the Face of Galveston!

Capture happiness and make memories on the beautiful island of Galveston to win cash!

Historic Downtown of Galveston for Art Lovers

Galveston isn’t just for tourists looking for surf and seafood. Art lovers have the opportunity to embark on a brief adventure downtown where historic landmarks, museums, theaters and art galleries are awaiting!

Twin Pygmy Lorises at Moody Gardens!

The Nocturnal Exhibit of the Rainforest Pyramid celebrates the birth of two small, rare and endangered Pygmy Slow Loris twins this 2017.

 

Security and Risk Online – Visa Payment Card Details Guessed in Seconds by Hackers

Card security research

Visa payment card details guessed in seconds by hackers, claims study

Cyber crooks can use computers to make multiple attempts to get confidential data without their illicit efforts being discovered

Fraudsters can take as little as six seconds to guess the details needed to hack a Visa debit or credit card, research has found.

Experts from Newcastle University said it was “frighteningly easy” to do with a laptop and an internet connection.

The hackers use a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack to get around the online security features.

It may have been the method used in the recent Tesco Bank hacking scam, which affected 9,000 customers and cost £2.5m.

The researchers found even if the cyber criminals made multiple – and unsuccessful – attempts to get payment card data, their efforts would not be detected.

It meant the scammers could systematically fire up different variations of security data at hundreds of websites simultaneously and, within seconds, the criminals could use a process of elimination to verify, via computer, the correct details of a card.

PhD student Mohammed Ali said: “This sort of attack exploits two weaknesses that, on their own are not too severe, but, when used together, present a serious risk to the whole payment system.

“Firstly, the current online payment system does not detect multiple invalid payment requests from different websites.

“This allows unlimited guesses on each card data field, using up to the allowed number of attempts – typically 10 or 20 guesses – on each website.

“Secondly, different websites ask for different variations in the card data fields to validate an online purchase. This means it’s quite easy to build up the information and piece it together like a jigsaw.

“The unlimited guesses, when combined with the variations in the payment data fields make it frighteningly easy for attackers to generate all the card details one field at a time.

“So even starting with no details at all other than the first six digits – which tell you the bank and card type and so are the same for every card from a single provider – a hacker can obtain the three essential pieces of information to make an online purchase within as little as six seconds.”

Responding to the study findings, Visa said: “The research does not take into account the multiple layers of fraud prevention that exist within the payments system, each of which must be met in order to make a transaction possible in the real world.

“Visa is committed to keeping fraud at low levels and works closely with card issuers and acquirers to make it very difficult to obtain and use cardholder data illegally.

“For consumers, the most important thing to remember is that if their card number is used fraudulently, the cardholder is protected from liability.”

The study was published in the academic journal IEEE Security & Privacy.

 

Mercury Capital Advisory

MERCURY CAPITAL ADVISORS OFFERS CONSULTING SERVICES TO GENERAL PARTNERS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO OUR FUNDRAISING PRACTICE

ADVISORY TEAM WILL PROVIDE:

  • Comprehensive review of general partner’s portfolio and strategy
  • Guidance on the development of key marketing and investor due diligence materials for a given fund product
  • In-depth fund performance analysis
  • Advice regarding market conventions, including fund structure, terms and other investor conditions
  • Presentation assessment and coaching
  • Investor follow-up strategy

CRIB Advisors Mentors Singapore: Crib Society

CRIB SOCIETY is the platform to build networks, inspire and be inspired by fellow entrepreneurs.

We are a community of women and entrepreneurs who support and inspire one another through networking forums and lifestyle events.

We welcome all to join our mission of creating women entrepreneurs, especially existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs.

With thoughtfully curated partnerships and events organized throughout the year, from dialogues with fellow entrepreneurs to forums with prominent and successful industry mentors and venture capitalists, from merchandising opportunities to fundraisers, CRIB Society members have plenty of opportunity to get connected with inspiring personalities, showcase their businesses, and to give back to society.

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: Dodging auto premiums should be crime

Lying about garaging vehicles burdens honest drivers

Summer driving season is in full swing. It’s a reminder that dishonest drivers are illicitly registering their vehicles in states where premiums are lower. The Coalition is calling for states to go after these drivers.

Using out-of-state addresses to insure a car illegally reduces the driver’s auto premiums. It also burden honest insurance consumers who insure their vehicles with their real address. They may pay higher auto premiums thanks to drivers who cheat the system.

North Carolina was the first state to tackle this issue by requiring new insureds to show proof of residence before an insurer could write a policy. Out-of-staters were registering their vehicles in North Carolina for the lower auto premiums.

North Carolina recently went a step further and put more teeth in the existing law. Trucking firms are falsely registering their fleets in the state yet have no operations there. The new law requires businesses to prove they ply the roads in the Tar Heel state.

Falsely registering vehicles in New Jersey is a specific insurance crime.

The Coalition seeks a similar law in New York. Bills have stalled, though we and our partners there are planning to reboot in 2017.

A Maryland bill would’ve let insurers rescind policies of drivers who falsely registered their vehicles in the state. The state held a public meeting. An insurer told about a claimed loss in Maryland by an insured who lived in New York — where the insurer doesn’t write coverage. The insurer paid the claim to avoid a baseless yet potentially costly bad-faith suit.

The statehouse will revisit legislation in 2017.

The Coalition strongly supports targeting auto rate evasion. Tough state laws can remove a driver’s incentive to take the risk.  Consumers who lie about where they drive to lower their auto premiums add burdens to the many thousands of honest drivers. This undermines the integrity of the auto-insurance system.

Fraud fighters have taken the forefront on this issue. Stay alert to auto-premium evasion in your state. Tell the Coalition and your state insurance department. Falsely registering a vehicle should be a ticket to jail, not an easy source of summer spending money.

About the author: Howard Goldblatt is director of government affairs for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

 

The Managing a Gallery 101 Hawkfield Gallery Consultants Review

Many people, in general, do not have a working knowledge of what an art gallery is and how it operates. Here is an overview of what an art gallery is all about.

An art gallery essentially “houses” (whether directly or indirectly) art works and other materials which have artistic, cultural or historical value, such as relics, ancient manuscripts, archeological artifacts and jewelries. That is, a gallery can exhibit actual valuable materials for display to those who have the capacity and intention to purchase them or it may provide assistance, through its fine arts consultants, toward acquiring art works not yet in their possession. Yes, they can even do the hunting for you! Especially of wild birds you wish to keep “alive” on your walls. Ordinarily, of course, buyers would not want to wait and simply go to galleries that house works they can buy on sight.

Some of the art works are not directly owned by the gallery but consigned to them by their owners. This means they have been displayed in a gallery in the hopes that they will attract buyers instead of being kept at home where they cannot be seen by as many prospective buyers as possible. Consignment is a common practice since it does not involve money upfront either by the owner or the gallery, until a buyer pays for a piece of work. In short, everyone is happy when a sell is made, especially the buyer who goes home with the art work. We can almost say that, artistically and practically, the buyer is the ultimate winner.

It is precisely for that sense of satisfaction of providing assistance to customers that Hawkfield Gallery Consultants continues to provide quality services to art buyers and collectors. The list of artists represented in the gallery is provided on the website for reference. Nevertheless, the gallery welcomes others artists and can appraise their works as well to give them an idea as to the fair market value of their works.

Those with experience in the gallery business consider evaluating art works as a delicate process not easily accomplished as it can be a quite subjective. Hawkfield’s fine arts consultants utilize comparative sales approach by using recent auction sales as basis for pricing art works. Likewise, the gallery also considers the opinion of independent consultants for appraising art work.

Hawkfield Gallery offers competitive prices as it has low overhead expenses. Through visiting antique shops and art auctions, the gallery gains insight into the quality and value of art works that they have collected and of those which they hope to acquire from many sources. This assures customers that what they see at Hawkfield Gallery are not only a broad representation of classic American art but also of guaranteed high-quality and fair price.